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Failed escape artist liberated — Hatfield Marine Science Center releases its resident octopus

Modified: Thursday, Mar 20th, 2014

He doesn’t have a name yet, but meet Hatfield Marine Science Center’s newest octopus. Aquarist Colleen Newberg shows him off. -- Research Aquarist Sid Stetson releases Raven back into the sea at the old Yaquina Bay boat ramp behind Rogue Brewery.

NEWPORT — The main attraction at the Hatfield Marine Science Center, that octopus you saw a few months ago, is likely not the one you’ll see during the next visit.

Actually, if you go in a few days, it’ll definitely be a different one because aquarists released Raven back into the wild Tuesday morning, behind Rogue Brewery at the old boat launch. The octopus had been at the marine science center since September and was put on display in January.

For the complete article see the 03-19-2014 issue.

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